In the Pasadena Courthouse This Week

Published : Monday, December 10, 2018 | 5:45 AM

This week, three high-profile Pasadena criminal cases will move forward in the Pasadena Courthouse of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Here’s an update and profile of each of these cases.

Preliminary Hearing Setting for Alex Edward Evans, December 11

Alex Edward Evans, 30, faces one count of murder with an allegation of using a knife as a deadly and dangerous weapon, for allegedly killing his 67-year-old mother at the home they shared on September 24.

The victim, identified in the criminal complaint as Katrina E, reportedly died from multiple stab wounds in the home in the 1000 block of North Mentor Avenue, according to records at the Pasadena Police Department. The case remains under investigation.

Evans faces 26 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged. Bail is scheduled at more than $2 million.

Deputy District Attorney Lindley Heher is prosecuting.


Preliminary Hearing Setting for Jose Antonio Santiago, December 12

Jose Antonio Santiago, 66, is charged with charged with two felony counts: one count of murder and one count of attempted murder, for allegedly fatally stabbing a man and wounding another on September 12.

Prosecutors said Santiago allegedly stabbed Jerry Chan, 42, and Dan Trevino, 32, in the 2600 block of E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Chan was fatally stabbed and Trevino was stabbed in the leg. The defendant was arrested soon after the attack.

The case is being investigated by the Pasadena Police Department.

The felony complaint includes allegations that the defendant personally used a knife and inflicted great bodily injury.

If convicted as charged, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Christopher Stogel is prosecuting.


Preliminary Hearing Setting for Anthony Joseph Miller, December 13

Anthony Joseph Miller, 52, from Pasadena, is charged with counts of forcible rape, two counts each of forcible oral copulation, sodomy by use of force and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime and one count each of sexual battery by restraint and false imprisonment by violence.

The charges stem from accusations that he reportedly sexually assaulted a woman in 2011 and four more victims in August and September of this year, according to prosecutors. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges on October 1.

If convicted as charged, Miller faces more than 270 years to life in state prison. He is currently in custody with bail set at more than $10 million.


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